- NBC says the FDA has approved a low dose Pfizer vaccine for kids, ages 5 to 11. 28 million children would be eligible for the vaccine.
- The USA Today newspaper says the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is making a comeback in 2023. Their shows will feature performers without animals. The circus shut down in 2017 due to declining ticket sales and animal protests.
- WCIV says the South Carolina Aquarium, in Charleston, is going viral because they are doing underwater pumpkin carving ahead of Halloween.
- WMTW says Daniel Green, one of the men convicted of killing Michael Jordan's father, James, in 1993, has been denied parole. He is eligible again in 2024
- Brobible says a sequel to ''Dune'' is in development. Legendary Pictures tweeted; “This is only the beginning. Thank you to those who have experienced @dunemovie so far, and those who are going in the days and weeks ahead. We’re excited to continue the journey!”
- Celebitchy says Kaley Cuoco has adopted a mini rooster named Mini Cooper. The rooster is now living on her ranch with her other animals
- Dark Horizons says a video game, based on the John Krasinski-Emily Blunt movie "A Quiet Place", is in development. Players will need to remain quiet while creatures chase them
- The USA Today newspaper says Taco Bell is going to give away free tacos on November 4th because Atlanta Braves star Ozzie Albies stole a base during Game 1 of the World Series last night.
- MovieWeb says Sylvester Stallone was offered the role of the villain in the new Batgirl movie. He turned it down before Brendon Fraser was cast as the pyromaniac Firefly.
Expensive Thanksgiving: The NY Times says this year's Thanksgiving may be the most expensive meal in the holiday's history. Nearly every ingredient that makes up the average turkey dinner is facing price increases and product shortages. Dinner rolls, pie, coffee, and even disposable roasting pans cost more this year because of the pandemic. The average price-per-pound for turkeys is expected to shatter records. Turkey cost $1.15 per pound last year. This year, that price has jumped to $1.41 per pound
Other price jumps ....
Avocados up 31%.
Seedless grapes (black up 30%, white up 28%, and red up 19%).
Gala apples (3 pound bag up 24% and per pound up 22%).
Blackberries up 11%.
Honeycrisp apples up 10%.
Russet potatoes up 13%.
Pumpkins up 20%.
Baby carrots up 19%.
Packaged salad (10-12 oz up 18%, 5-9 oz up 12%).
Bucs Receiver Gives Away Brady's $500,000 Football: BroBible says Tom Brady threw his 600th touchdown yesterday. Wide receiver Mike Evans handed Brady's ball to a fan in the stands. A Buccaneers official spoke to the fan and got him to give the ball back to Brady. Goldin Auctions says the ball is worth $500,000 Brady is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 600 touchdowns
** UPDATE #1**
BroBible says the Buccaneers gave the fan two signed jerseys and a helmet from Tom. A signed Mike Evans jersey and his game cleats. A $1,000 merchandise credit and two season tickets for the remainder of this year and next year.
** UPDATE #2**
Byron Kennedy, the man who returned the ball, tells WTSP that he would also like a round of golf with Tom. "I'm hoping I get to play a round of golf with him later. I came straight from the golf course to the game [on Sunday]. I watched him on the celebrity pro-am last year. I think it'd be a lot of fun...it's probably pretty farfetched, but it would be pretty cool if it could happen. Season tickets would be really cool. I'll be happy with just about anything."
Gwyneth Paltrow tells the Armchair Expert podcast that she almost died while giving birth. ''I had two caesareans. My daughter was an emergency, it was crazy, we almost died. It was like not good. Anyway, there's a big scar across your body and you're like, oh wow, that didn't used to be there. And it's not that it's bad or you want to judge it but you're just like, ''Oh my god. Thank god there wasn't Instagram when I had babies because now it's like if I see someone, ''Oh I just gave birth two weeks ago and I have a completely washboard stomach,'' and I'm like, wow that's not what I [looked like].'''
OK! magazine, citing Radar Online, says Alec Baldwin may retire because of the accidental shooting on his new movie"Rust". A source tells the news outlets, “It’s over for Alec. There is more than a very good chance that he will never step foot on a movie set again. This nightmare is real life. He will never be able to forgive himself for what has happened which is why his acting days are most likely over. Moving forward his life will be changed forever. Social justice and activism have always meant so much to Alec, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if his future will now be devoted to that. Something much bigger than himself and entertaining others.”
Raw Story says criminal charges could be filed against those involved in the fatal shooting. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Altwies is quoted as saying, "'We haven't ruled out anything. Everything at this point, including criminal charges, is on the table." CNN says Baldwin is the least likely person to be charged with any crime
KTLA says Tom Hanks recently crashed a beach wedding in Santa Monica, California. Tashia and Diciembre Farries were exchanging vows when one person yelled, “It’s Woody from ‘Toy Story’!” Tom was walking the beach and congratulated the couple before taking pictures with them. Tashia says, “He asked for a picture. He said it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies that he’s witnessed, and he stuck around for about five minutes and gave us a good positive talk, and it was very cool.''
The Irish Mirror says Britney Spears' fiance, Sam Asghari, is going to star with Mel Gibson in a new action movie called ''Hot Scene''. He will play a SWAT sergeant. The movie is about an ex-hacker, who attempts to rob banks
The NY Post says a spider from Gin Gin, Australia is going viral because it resembles Elton John. The spider is gold and has a black head. It's eyes resemble a pair of Elton's sunglasses.
People magazine says Alyssa Milano has a new book out called "Sorry, Not Sorry". In it, she says love is a constant state of apology. "People often break out the old cliché. 'Love means never having to say you're sorry.' Boy, do I call bulls--- on that. Love, in many ways, is a constant state of apology. It means recognizing the things that you fail at, knowing that the person you love sees them too, and trying so hard to be better at them.''
Entertainment Tonight says Gwen Stefani was recently performing a residency show in Vegas when she brought Blake Shelton out on stage. Fans went wild as Gwen squeezed Blake's butt before he left the stage.
Elvira tells Entertainment Tonight that Brad Pitt auditioned to be in her 1988 movie ''Elvira Mistress of the Dark.'' "He auditioned for it and I was one of the people casting it and we decided, I said that he is just so damn cute that if he was there, there is no way I would like my boyfriend. I would be after him and he's playing underage so it wouldn't be a good thing, but I did write 'yum yum' in the comments box. That's the only thing that I remember. He was so cute. I mean, the guy was like 20 years old at the time."
Haunted House Survey
A new survey by Realtor.com reveals that 30% of people would be willing to live with a friendly ghost. Other findings:
- 20% of people would live in a home where a murder has taken place
- 17% of people would live in a haunted house
- 46% of people would live in a haunted house if they got it at a discounted price
- 30% of people would live next to a cemetery
- 25% of people would live next door to a haunted house
- 30% of people say they have lived in a haunted house.
WHAT DO AMERICANS BELIEVE IN? … According to a new survey by Phantom Wines
Visitors from other planets 39%
Loch Ness Monster 22%
America's Clumsiest Cities... According to a new survey by Asurion Insurance
1 New Orleans
2 Raleigh, North Carolina
3 Jacksonville, Florida
4 Richmond, Virginia
9 Grand Rapids, Michigan
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